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Common worlding pedagogies: cultivating the ‘arts of awareness’ with tracking, compost, and death

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dc.contributor.author Nelson, Narda
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-04T14:45:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-04T14:45:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-05-04
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9341
dc.description.abstract This thesis foregrounds moments from an early childhood centre’s multispecies inquiry to grapple with the question of what pedagogies and practice might need to look and feel like to create the conditions for new ways of thinking and doing with other species in troubling times. Drawing on post-foundational feminist conceptual frameworks, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to challenging dominant narratives about young children’s more-than-human relations in a rapidly changing world. In the first chapter, I discuss tracking with young children as a generative method for cultivating the arts of awareness and opening up our understandings of place relations. In the second chapter, I reconfigure care as a multispecies achievement to explore the question of what it means to care with and not just for the creatures who thrive inside of an early childhood centre’s worm-compost bin. In it, I juxtapose compost inquiry moments with the material consequences of out-of-sight-out-of-mind approaches to managing our untenable food waste in contemporary Canadian society. In the final chapter, I share moments from an early childhood centre’s unexpected encounter with a dying rat to rethink children’s relations with death in an age of accelerated mass extinctions. What does it mean to care with a creature few want to claim, but with whom we are connected in unsettling ways? en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject early childhood en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject Anthropocene en_US
dc.subject compost en_US
dc.subject death en_US
dc.subject nature en_US
dc.title Common worlding pedagogies: cultivating the ‘arts of awareness’ with tracking, compost, and death en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Nelson, N. (forthcoming, 2019). Rats, death and Anthropocene relations in urban early childhoods. In Cutter-MacKenzie, Malone and Barratt Hacking (Eds.), Research Handbook on Childhoodnature. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Nelson, N. (in press). Tracking: Cultivating the “arts of awareness” in early childhood. Feminist Post-Qualitative Research for 21st-Century Childhoods. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Nelson, N., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., Nxumalo, F. (forthcoming, 2018). Rethinking nature- based approaches in early childhood: Common worlding practices. Journal of Childhood Studies. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Haro Woods, Nelson, N., Yazbeck, SL., Danis, I., Elliott, D., Wilson, J., Payjack, J., Pickup, A. (forthcoming, 2018). With(in) the forest: (Re)conceptualizing pedagogies of care. Journal of Childhood Studies. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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